Lacewood is usually from Australia, where it is known as
silky-oak. A similar wood from South America is known as
is a nice wood to work with, other than that sawn edges will give
you splinters. Very sharp tools are essential.
dust is mildly toxic and can cause skin irritation in some people.
Lacewood's distinctive grain and color can be reminiscent of
mahogany. The really bold grain on the left would be a
"Select" miniSpinner, while the unit on the right would be
a more run-of-the-mill lacewood miniSpinner.